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Doyenne d'Ete

The earliest ripening pear useful for extending the season.

Origin: France, 1600

Pollination: Doyenne d'Ete is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Doyenne d'Ete pear trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Doyenne d'Ete tree custom-grafted on Quince A rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Doyenne d'Ete tree custom-grafted on OHxF87 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Doyenne d'Ete tree custom-grafted on Pyrus rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later).

History and description of Doyenne d'Ete

Raised by the Capucin Monks at Mons, Belgium c 1700.

Small, bergamotte to oval shaped fruit. Smooth, bright green skin ripening to pale yellow. Brownish red flush and faint stripes. Little russetting. White, smooth, juicy flesh with little flavour.

Small, compact upright tree. Reliable, heavy cropper. It is the earliest pear to ripen and a useful addition to the garden for extending the season. Ripens very quickly once picked.

Characteristics of Doyenne d'Ete pear trees

Fruit sizeSmall
Picking timeLate July
Season of useJuly-Aug
Tree vigourSmall
Tree habitUpright
Pollination date14
Pollination groupC
PollinatorsPollination partners
ProgenyLaxton's Early Market